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Remarkable Statement by Secretary Clinton on SOGI

The third...issue arises when people cite religious or cultural values as a reason to violate or not to protect the human rights of LGBT citizens. This is not unlike the justification offered for violent practices towards women like honor killings, widow burning, or female genital mutilation. Some people still defend those practices as part of a cultural tradition. But violence toward women isn't cultural; it's criminal. Likewise with slavery, what was once justified as sanctioned by God is now properly reviled as an unconscionable violation of human rights. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comprehensive, detailed and brave address on the importance of incorporating sexual [...]